In 2015, a group of young Gambians and friends from abroad committed to the development of The Gambian people – particularly the deprived – decided to register a charitable organization.
The organization is registered in The Gambia as a local organization and in the Netherlands as an international charitable organization. Our group is motivated by the concerns of poverty: low income, low literacy, poor health and environmental degradation.
The founders are committed to work with the poor through an established charitable association to be called: CASA-Gambia (Community Action Support Association -Gambia). The Association shall always be in recognition of a beneficiary action as evidence of interest and feeling. CASA-Gambia is a non-governmental organisation; a non-political, non-religious and a non-profit making charitable association with the main thrust of poverty alleviation.
CASA-Gambia will do that by improving:
- Basic Education and retention programme support
- Primary Health Care programme support
- Income earning improvement programme support
- Disaster response facilitation programme support
- Natural Resources Production and Management improvement support
- Partnership approach
The members of the foundation Casa-Gambia are:
Ebrima Jatta – Chairman
Oumie Bojang – Admin & Accounts Assistant
Alagie Cherno Suwareh – Education Program Manager
Nyima Jarju – Health Programme Coordinator
Amadou A Jallow – Micro Enterprise Development Coordinator
Alagie Ndow – Financial Secretary
Alasana KD Camara – Agricultural and Natural Resources Co-ordinator
Mariama Kebbeh – Executive Secretary
Demba Janneh – Advocacy & Capacity Strengthening Coordinator
The foundation gets support from volunteers:
Kees van den Boer – structural engineer
Pim de Bokx – Senior expert Entrepreneurship & Business Incubation
Henk Post – former director lower basic school
Bjarne Krottjé – Webdesign and IT (Web2B1)
Foundation in the Netherlands
The foundation in Gambia cooperates closely with the foundation in the Netherlands, which is responsible for getting sponsors for the project in Gambia.
Foundation Casa-Gambia is also member of ‘Verenigde Stichtingen Gambia‘